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Archive - 2014

July 29th

OCSD regains accreditation

July 29, 2014

Mississippi Department of Education and Oktibbeha County School District officials confirmed Monday that OCSD has regained the accreditation it lost in September 2012, but the conservatorship established in the wake of that loss will remain in effect until OCSD consolidates with Starkville School District in July 2015.

SPD arrests man in sexual contact with minor case

July 29, 2014

A Starkville man is in custody after officers arrested him for alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a child.

According to a Starkville Police Department press release, officers arrested 51-year-old Jodie Young Jr. on suspicion of one count of enticing a child to meet for sexual purposes and five counts of “touching of a child for lustful purposes.”

Suspect in shooting faces assault charge

July 29, 2014

Mississippi authorities have officially filed charges against a Maben man in connection with a Friday night shooting.

Wayne Monts, 33, will face a charge of aggravated assault after he reportedly shot 19-year-old Tiberias Lampkin in the leg at a residence on New Light Road.

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Rotary Exchange student says goodbye to club on Monday

July 29, 2014

Nancy Hargrove has watched Philippa Romen-Naegel pick up a uniquely Southern habit.

Hargrove is a member of Starkville Rotary Club, and Romen-Naegel is the club’s 2013-14 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student from Germany. Hargrove said she had taken Romen-Naegel to several meetings and recently went to dinner with her, where she said she noticed the habit taking hold.

Quinn trial to begin

July 29, 2014

Archie Quinn’s capital murder trial is set to begin today before Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Lee Howard in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

The court spent Monday selecting a jury for the trial, according to Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton.

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July 28th

Joseph Rowzee

July 28, 2014

Joseph Anthony Rowzee, 44, passed away on July 27, 2014 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.  He was a Baptist and loved his church. He loved singing, memorizing Scripture and praying for others.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Rowzee.

Bessie Jefferson

July 28, 2014

Bessie Lee Petty Jefferson, 87, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 30, 2014 at Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Starkville, MS  with Reverend Eric H. Petty, Officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 1:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.  at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.

SA begins soccer season with confidence

July 28, 2014

Confidence is running a bit higher with Starkville Academy's Cole Andrews as he heads into his second year of coaching soccer.
"Thankfully we only lost one senior so I have a lot to work with," Andrews said. "In the offseason, I was really able to plan confidently."

Lady Volunteers drop game on the road to Lady Vikings

July 28, 2014

MACON – The fast pitch softball game between Starkville Academy and Central Academy on Monday wasn't going well for the visiting Lady Volunteers.
Facing a big deficit was not something Starkville Academy wanted in the second game of the season, but coach Kayla Mosley saw it as an opportunity to keep working and keep teaching.

Starkville 12's win consolation championship of World Series

July 28, 2014

SOUTHAVEN – The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars defeated Germantown, Tenn., 5-2 on Monday to take the championship of the consolation bracket at the Dizzy Dean World Series.
Starkville started off slow offensively against Germantown, but never let its opponent establish more than a 1-0 lead.
The defense and the pitching of Garrett Lewis, who had 10 strikeouts, kept Starkville in the game.

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